76 arrested at Chesney concert, 2 killed in car accident
Monday, July 28, 2008
– The annual Kenny Chesney party concert in New England may have resulted in a bit too much partying Saturday because 76 people were arrested, including some for underage drinking. Many of those arrested arrested did not have tickets, according to police. Two people also were killed in a car crash after they had left the scene of the concert without tickets.
The fifth annual Chesney concert, held at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. with Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Gary Allan and Sammy Hagar, sold out in 15 minutes. State Police arrested 76 people in parking lots at and near the stadium, according to the Boston Globe. Arrests included charges having an open container containing alcohol, minor in possession of alcohol, disorderly conduct, assault and trespassing. Anyone entering a stadium owned lot had to have a ticket. Those found partying without tickets were arrested and cited for trespassing, according to the Globe. Fights also resulted, which were fed by alcohol.
Two friends were killed and one injured in a car crash on Saturday. The cause is under investigation. The three did not have tickets to the concert although they had gone to Gillette.
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